With the fixture of the Olympic Games already defined, Santiago Gomez Cora analyzed the group that thePumas 7’s and he rescued the importance of meeting powerhouses in the group stage and not in elimination instances. The Argentine team will share zone A in Tokyo 2020 with New Zealand, Australia already South Korea.
“It is a complicated fixture, they are all difficult, but if we aim to play for a medal, get rid of powerhouses in the zone or avoid crossing you in a quarterfinal is good”, analyzed Santiago Gómez Cora. The head coach of the Pumas Seven highlighted the advantage of crossing to New Zealand in the group stage and, in the case of not qualifying as the best third, only crossing to Fiji in instance of medal table. The coach stressed how beneficial it can be for the Argentine team to face the two candidates to win in a medal or group situation.
On the other hand, Gómez Cora also spoke about the first meeting they will have in Tokyo 2020: “We made our debut with Australia with the entire team, strong and the rival to beat, and from there, everything happens. It is a very long journey, even if it seems short, there are six games in which anything can happen, but you have to start very good, very firm ”.
The Pumas 7’s will begin the Olympic Games on Sunday, July 25 from 10:30 p.m. (Argentina) against Australia. Subsequently, the second match will be seven hours later, starting at 5.30 (Argentina) on Monday 26. The third match of the national team will begin that same Monday at 22 (Argentina) against South Korea.